May 26, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Canada remains at the forefront of delivering nutrition programs to help fight malnutrition. In the last year alone, our partners reached more than 754,000 women and adolescent girls with nutrition services around the world. To mark World Nutrition Day on May 28, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced .6 million in funding to support the implementation of four new projects by Canadian partners, including Action Against Hunger, Children Believe, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and World Vision Canada. This contribution is part of Canada’s 0-million commitment for nutrition-specific programming over five years, as well as its landmark 10-year investment in global health and rights. Climate change and the rising cost of food have contributed to a rise in malnutrition rates, with the heaviest burden falling on the most vulnerable, especially women and girls. As a global leader on nutrition, Canada remains committed to reducing the burden of malnutrition on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, especially for women and girls, by 2030 in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.